The year 2015 was full of softball competition, development progress and new projects, both within European softball and worldwide. For the ESF, 2015 marked our first year of extensive social media activity and I’ve spent a good deal of time this year gathering and sharing news about softball in Europe, with so much more to achieve in the years to come.
Keep following us, keep liking us and let‘s all support each other in promoting our sport. We're always growing!
From all of us at the ESF, let me wish you the most beautiful and magical of holidays with your families and friends, and most of all we wish you all the best for 2016!
EUROPEAN BASEBALL/SOFTBALL STEERING COMMITTEE
The European Baseball/Softball Steering Committee (EBSSC) was created to form a regional alliance which will provide guidance on key issues around the development and operations of the two sports throughout Europe.
The agreement between the two organizations called for establishment of three joint committees for Development, Marketing and Media, and General Operations. At the ESF Executive meeting held in Haarlem on November 25th, CEB President Jan Esselman presented baseball’s nominations for these committees, and members of the ESF Executive added their nominations. With that, the committees have come into being, along with a further committee to promote the delivery across Europe of a youth development programme known as BeeBall. The members of these committees are:
Development Chair: Ami Baran (ISR - Softball)
Youri Alkalay (BUL - Softball)
Mick Manning (IRL - Baseball)
John Boyd (GBR - Baseball) BeeBall
Monique Schmitt (SUI - Baseball)
Eddy Van Straelen (BEL - Softball)
Anton Kops (Marketing) (NED - Softball)
Clinicians to be named
Marketing and Media Chair: Peter Kurz (ISR - Baseball)
John Boyd (GBR - Baseball)
Slobodan Djuric (SRB - Softball)
Helena Novotna (CZE - Softball)
You can place your invitation to an international event in this section, and you can also look for a tournament, where your team might like to participate.
NATIONAL CHAMPIONS OF 2015
Before the year 2015 runs out, here is a final summary from the 2015 season. The graphic below shows the National Champions from countries all across Europe in women’s fastpitch, men’s fastpitch and co-ed slowpitch. Check out the teams that earned their spot in European Cups for 2016.